Abe & Arthur's, 409 West 14th St., MePa
Initial Projection: Summer '09
Current Debut Projection: October
Odds, On Time Arrival: Even
Eater Projected Opening Date: 10/01/09
Earlier this week, a tipster sent word that Abe & Arthur's, the new club/restaurant opening in the old Lotus space by the team behind Tenjune and chef Franklin Becker, has been busy booking fashion week parties and planning for friends and family. Today, Down by the Hipster gets the sweet, sweet renderings of the restaurant and its downstairs lounge Simyone. The restaurant, named after the owners' grandfathers (sound familiar?) will serve casual American brasserie fare, but a menu is still forthcoming. Expect mozzarella sticks, fried stuffed peppers, and a hyped up $20 burger.
Right now the resy line is open at 646-289-3930, and they're taking names for October 1. Get excited.